(thanks CW!) “…So what you’ve got is a story about rich white people from the American South using religion to justify taking a potentially valuable black man from his natural environment and deciding the course of his life for him…”
College football teammates of Senator George “Macaca” Allen tell Salon.com that Allen frequently used the n-word and moved to Virginia specifically because he liked that ‘blacks knew their place’ in that state. Thanks Jenn at Reappropriate!
“…The latest American Girl catalog features 35 photographs of Caucasian girls and 3 photos of Black girls — and one Black girl is depicted twice with the same product, while the other is out of focus in the background…”
Nike cuturally appropriates Bollywood dance moves for a new fitness video. The good folks at Sepia Mutiny throw up a little in their mouths.
“…how is it that the NFL was able to drudge up $15 mil. three weeks into the season for last minute renovations when the government’s been unable to properly allocate funds raised in the last 14 months to restore homes?…”
“…the comic strip, which is currently in reruns, was initially set to return with new material in October but Universal reportedly said that it could not get a commitment from McGruder on when, or if, he would return to work on the strip…” Unfortunate
“…I reject prejudices that renounce names that are deemed too ethnic or relegate names rooted in African American culture like Taneshia as being too ghetto but at the same time, why do parents give their kids names that are ridiculous or offensive…”